Anthropic was founded in 2021 by Daniela Amodei, Dario Amodei, Jack Clark, Sam McCandlish, and Tom Brown. In early 2023 Anthropic was valued at $4.1 billion, and as of October 2023, CNBC confirmed Google’s investment with the company of $2 billion. The AI company has not publicly endorsed plans to participate in an IPO.
Anthropic is the developer of an AI chatbot that is designed to enable higher degrees of safety regulation and steering than its competitors, without sacrificing reliability or autonomy. In May 2023, the company announced new series C funding of $450 million from investors such as Google, Salesforce Ventures, Sound Ventures, and Zoom Ventures. Per Forge Data, Anthropic has had 9 funding rounds and is valued at $3.3 billion.
These comments should not be interpreted to mean that the company is formally pursuing or foregoing an IPO.